Tom Hutton is a rare veteran in the insurtech venture community and focuses on startups delivering new business models to the insurance industry. Tom is an entrepreneur, a long-term insurtech venture investor, and a director in several successful insurance and fintech companies.
After working as a Consultant at McKinsey and Company, Tom served for ten years as the first CEO of Risk Management Solutions, a pioneer and global leader in providing risk modeling software, data and analytics related to catastrophic risks to the insurance industry. His insurance career continued as CEO of White Mountains Re and board director of several insurance and reinsurance companies including XL Group, Safeco, Montpelier Re, Centre Cat, and Palomar Specialty.
In 2011, Tom founded New Energy Risk in partnership with XL Group. Tom served as CEO until he founded XL Innovate in 2015, and currently serves as chairman. New Energy Risk addresses opportunities to apply insurance to support the development and financing of clean technology and renewable energy solutions and infrastructure, through an innovative form of insured technology performance.
Tom has been a board director of SoFi, a leader in consumer lending, since the formation of the company. He also serves as a board director for several other venture-backed companies, including Lemonade, a revolutionary personal lines insurance carrier and Slice Labs, a provider of on-demand insurance and a technology platform for incumbent insurers. Tom earned his BA in Economics and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.